Blue Label - The Picture Of Tom EP




Tracklisting: (click track title for lyrics)

1. Cloud
2. Painted On
3. Look Down
4. Eastenders Skies

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Information:
Born out of the 'Ten Commercial Pop Songs About Suicide' project from History Of Gunsís Max Rael comes Blue Label. or ('Songs you could hum in the bath about genocide, domestic violence, depression and suicide.')
History Of Guns collaborator Gary Hughes (also known for his work with Goldliner, The Few as well as his own dance projects and remix work) signed up to write and play the music (except keyboards), he also sang.

Credits:
Lyrics written by Max Rael. Music written by Gary Hughes. Except 'Painted On' music written by Hughes/Rael.




cloud
(Hughes/Rael)

thereís cloud everywhere
it clings to everything
like the chewing gum in your hair
or the glue upon your skin

thereís cloud everywhere
and it gets in everything
like advertisements in your dreams
or sand inside machines

chemical war has been declared
but none of us are aware
because the chemicals that fill the air
are slowly destroying our minds

so I spent some time destroying
some things I had created
I donít know if I felt better
but I guess i'm not the same

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Painted On
(Hughes/Rael)

1. He didnít like the sound of chewing
Life had led us to this point
Is imagined happiness
As real as the real thing?
It seemed as though it was going well
No one had died for quite a while
But the Gold had all been painted on
And now I clearly see the cracksÖ

Maybe itís just the weekly comedown
Kicking off another Monday
Maybe itís down to of lack of sleep
But life just seems too hard

Underneath the weight of this, my feet press into the ground
Never mind the compromises, life is a series of deaths

2. I poured myself a glass of vodka
And drank it straight down in one
Just like the foul-tasting medicine
I drank when I was young
I think itís always been a problem
Back before the furnace started
Always like this? All i know is
The picture of Tom is gone

Maybe itís because I lost my money
And payday seems so far away
Maybe itís just the dreams wearing off
But the edges seem too hard

Underneath the weight of this, my feet crack the cold concrete
Never mind the compromises, life is a series of deaths

3. I went over to whisper to him
Maybe it was what he wanted to hear
Leaned closed, chewed gum in his ear
And then we went on stage
It had felt as though it was back on track
Life had lead up to this point
But the cheap veneer just wore away
And now I plainly see the cracksÖ

Maybe itís Seasonal Affective Disorder
And my body craves the sun!
Maybe itís just that Iíve realised
The GolD Was PAINTED ON

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Look Down
(Hughes/Rael)

blah blah blah blah
blah blah blah blah
your clothes smell you're drunk again
and what the hell you doing with your life
no plans or hope for the future
etc.

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Eastenders Skies
(Hughes/Rael)

I havenít made much effort
and Iím only telling you
because I know that otherwise
you wouldnít notice me at all
Iíve been feeling tired for quite a while
and maybe Iím not thinking right
but I canít remember the last time
that you looked at me

Sometimes I wonder
if I disappeared completely
would you realise
and maybe take your eyes
off Eastenders skies
and notice that Iíd gone

you can make your own dinner
and even work the washing machine
I suppose I should be glad
you donít need me to look after you
Iíve started writing stories now
they arenít very good but they please me
sometimes it feels like itís
the only time that Iím alive

Sometimes I wonder
if I disappeared completely
would you realise
and maybe take your eyes
off Eastenders skies
and notice that Iíd gone

Iím writing this whilst you are at work
hunched over my little table thinking
quietly to myself I see some people
outside through the rain
I hear the neighbours through these walls
they may be shouting half the time
but at least they speak to each other
...and sometimes I hear them in bed...

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